Sep 3, 2012, 12:41 PM EDT
We visited last week about San Jose’s strong chances of trotting on home with the Western Conference title safely in pocket.
Well, last night’s resounding 4-0 win over hapless Chivas USA added a little more ammo to that argument. Yes, everyone is getting their piece of “resounding” against Chivas USA now. But that’s beside the point. Here, the point is the points earned.
Check out the standings and meet me down below:
Real Salt Lake has six matches to make up a seven-point deficit. That’s going to be difficult for an RSL side that simply has not been in 2012 what we remember from the three previous seasons.
Seattle has eight matches to make up a nine-point deficit – which is actually a 10-point deficit. That’s because San Jose holds all the tiebreaker edges (and significantly so) in goals scored and goal difference.
Even the Galaxy, as well as Bruce Arena’s side is playing now, cannot like its chances of lassoing and reeling in the Earthquakes. They have six matches to make up a 10-point gap. Translation, they would probably have to win a full four more matches than San Jose, which has tiebreaker edges over the boys from L.A., as well.
While you let that all sink in, here are highlights from last night’s 4-0 clobbering:
- Where Landon Donovan’s afternoon takes us in the ongoing U.S. national team debate 0
- Philadelphia’s Jack McInerney would be league’s youngest Golden Boot winner 0
- Talking points on Portland’s 2-2 draw with Vancouver 0
- PSG president confirms Saturday was likely David Beckham’s farewell match 3
- As Alex Ferguson says goodbye, Manchester United’s cupboard remains stocked 1
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- Play Video: Sir Alex says goodbye
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- Play Video: Red Bulls pull off win on the road
- Play Video: Highlights: Montreal extinguish Chicago